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3.16L candidates placed under Skill India: Govt

3.16L candidates placed under Skill India: Govt
New Delhi: In less than two years of its launch, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), has taken multi-fold strides.
The scheme has achieved a landmark milestone of 3,16,671 placements (as on February 2018). With nearly 55 per cent successful placements, the short-term training programme (STT) under PMKVY (2016-20) is an effective, refined and demand-driven endeavour, with an over-riding focus on the quality of training.
Under the STT programme, over 13 lakh candidates have been trained, of these over 9 lakh have been certified till February 2018. Placements have been facilitated for 5.98 lakh candidates who were certified by the end of November 2017. Placements for the latter batches who were certified post-November 2017 are currently underway. Placements under PMKVY (2016-2020) are categorized into wage and self-employment. Approximately 76 per cent of the candidates has been placed in wage employment and 24 per cent placed in self-employment/ entrepreneurship. 80 per cent of the candidates placed in wage employment across various sectors i.e. electronics and hardware, apparel, beauty and wellness, agriculture, retail, logistics, leather, telecom, security, textiles and handlooms.
Commenting on the progress of the scheme, Rajesh Agrawal, Joint Secretary & CVO, Ministry of Skill Development said, "The PMKVY (2016-2020) scheme is closely aligned with the industry requirement of a job-ready workforce. Embarking on the Skill India Mission, our endeavour has been to provide superlative quality training in the industry-relevant job role."
"The Skill India Mission also promotes entrepreneurship, which is further supported by Mudra Loans and other financial provisions," Agrawal said.
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